DEVELOPING ARTISTS GRANTS
2006 Grant Recipient
French Theatre Winner
Audray Demers is a very promising theatre acting student from Candiac, Quebec, who is barely 18 years old. A graduate of the Collège Durocher in Saint-Lambert, she has just completed her first year of drama studies in the Option-Théâtre program at Collège Lionel-Groulx in Sainte-Thérèse. She will be starting her second year in the four-year acting program in the fall of 2006. She has also studied music (piano and guitar) and has had five years of dance training.
Audray's teachers at College Lionel-Groulx were very impressed with her progress during her first year in the acting program. "She made a giant step forward in all areas", says Clément Cazelais. Adds Marie-Louise Hétu, her voice and diction teacher, "Audray has developed confidence and authority on the stage. Her acting has become more subtle; excellent progress." The members of the Hnatyshyn Foundation jury - Monique Mercure, Joël Beddows and Gill Champagne - praised her focus, her intensity and her intelligent performance on her audition tape. "She understands the essence of theatre acting. She is a very promising talent."